'Carnage' Examines What Happens When Parents Frickin' Lose It (TRAILER)

Carnage
Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz
star in Carnage
Wish I wasn't, but I'm dying to see the upcoming Roman Polanski film Carnage, which stars several actor favorites including Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz. Amazing cast, right?

Polanski adapted the film from a one-set play, so seconds into the trailer, you feel like you're drowning, having found yourself stuck in a living room amid complete and utter personal, social, parental and relational discontent. The tension is brutal and unfathomably thick, similar to that we experienced in adapted psychological greats like Six Degrees of Separation and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and that tension is building. The result? An explosion of merciless honesty and gut rage. It's parents against parents, spouse against spouse, women against men, and no one's bullsh!t is off limits.

Let's see what happens when parents stop being scary nice and start being scary real!

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WATCH the trailer for Carnage:

In parenthood, we don't always get to choose the kids our kids befriend (or their parents) or, in this case, the kids our kids bully (or their parents), and sometimes we find ourselves thrown together with other families in ways we can't imagine. I'm not talking about cultural, economic, or political differences either. I'm talking about straight crazy family dysfunction. Sometimes other families are, uh, weird, to put it nicely.

But, of course, we must do our best to always hold it together. We bite our tongues. We turn the other cheek. For our kids' sakes. But man, am I going to enjoy watching these two sets of parents do the exact opposite for a few hours on screen.

Carnage is Roman Polanski's adaptation of the Yasmina Reza play God of Carnage. Carnage is slated to open the New York Film Festival in September and hit theaters in December.

Will you go see Carnage? Why or why not?

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